Oct 11, 2019 - Oct 12, 2019


Дyми Moï – Dumy Moyi François Chaignaud

The Invisible Dog Art Center / Crossing the Line Festival

51 Bergen Street, Boerum Hill
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Straddling genres, genders, boundaries, and eras, Dumy Moyi is an astonishing and intimate solo performance that breaks down the rituals of Western theater. Using monumental costumes, François Chaignaud, blends ritualistic and mystical songs and dances that simultaneously suggest styles from India, Ukraine, the Philippines, or Sephardic cultures without explicitly referencing them. Part of FIAF's Crossing the Line Festival in partnership with The Invisible Dog Art Center.

Fri, Oct 11 at 7:30pm
Sat, Oct 12 at 7:30pm & 9:30pm

35 min
Free; $15 suggested donation

Free with RSVP

François Chaignaud

Born in Rennes, François Chaignaud studied dance from the age of six. He earned a diploma in 2003 from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Danse de Paris and has worked with choreographers, such as Boris Charmatz and Emmanuelle Huynh. In his performances, dance and singing intersect in a wide variety of environments and at the meeting points of many inspirations. Also a historian, Chaignaud has published L’Affaire Berger-Levrault: le féminisme à l’épreuve (1898–1905). He collaborated with legendary drag queen Rumi Missabu of the Cockettes, cabaret performer Jérôme Marin (Sous l’ombrelle, 2011), artist Marie-Caroline Hominal (Duchesses, 2009), visual artist Théo Mercier (Radio Vinci Park, 2016), photographer Donatien Veismann, and artist César Vayssié. His piece Romances inciertos: un autre Orlando, created with artist Nino Laisné, was presented at the 2018 Festival d’Avignon. His research into Christian song repertoire as well as Hildegard von Bingen pieces came to fruition with the premiere of Symphonia Harmoniæ Cælesitum Revelationum, in May 2019 at the Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels. Along with his close collaborator Cecilia Bengolea, Chaignaud is an associate artist at Bonlieu Scène nationale Annecy.

The Invisible Dog Art Center / Crossing the Line Festival

The Invisible Dog Art Center is housed in a three-story former factory building in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. Built in 1863, our 30,000 square foot facility has been the site of various industrial endeavors, most notably a belt factory that manufactured the famous Walt Disney invisible dog party trick, after which our center is named. The building remained dormant from the mid 1990s until 2009, when our founder Lucien Zayan opened The Invisible Dog.

The Invisible Dog is dedicated to the integration of innovation in the arts with profound respect for the past. In 2009, the building was restored for safety reasons, but special attention was given to the preservation of its original 1863 form. The rawness of the space is vital to our identity.

The ground floor is used for exhibitions, performances and public events featuring visual artists, performers, and curators from around the world. This floor also includes our pop-up shop, a home for independent and commercial designers in various fields. The second and third floors are divided into over 30 artists' studios and are integral to the vast creative community of the Invisible Dog. Here, art and architecture feed off each other organically. The artists who walk through our doors infuse our space with their creative energy and make The Invisible Dog Art Center a unique home for the arts.

Crossing the Line Festival
FIAF supports national and international cultural practices by welcoming and nurturing new ideas and influential perspectives from around the world. FIAF critically maintains that practice through the Crossing the Line Festival by collaborating with leading cultural institutions in New York to present trailblazing local and international artists. Since its inauguration in 2007, Crossing the Line has cultivated an increasingly large and diverse following, and received numerous accolades in the press including The New York TimesWall Street JournalThe New YorkerTime Out New YorkArtforum, and Frieze. Festival performances have earned Obie and Bessie awards.